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1 Bolitho, Hector. COMBAT REPORT: THE STORY OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
London B.T. Batsford 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
138 pp, 8 5/8" H. Blue cloth with white lettering on spine. Colour frontispiece (from a portrait by Eric Kennington), b&w photographs. A biography of John Leith, 43 Squadron, R.A.F., combining personal reminiscences of the author and diary/letter excerpts. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to color at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear hinge area, a few tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, very small bump at top corner of pages 93 to 106, a few pages with a small soft crease at top corner 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
4 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he commu-nicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkle. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
5 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he commu-nicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DESTINED TO SURVIVE: A DIEPPE VETERAN'S STORY., Poolton, Jack A.  With Jayne Poolton-Turvey.
6 Poolton, Jack A. With Jayne Poolton-Turvey. DESTINED TO SURVIVE: A DIEPPE VETERAN'S STORY.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1998. 
144 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 155002311X B&w illustrations. "Private Jack Poolton was among the Canadians landing at the disastrous raid on Dieppe. Fortunate to have survived, Jack was taken to a prisoner of war camp in Germany. In (this book he) relates the story of his training, capture, and experiences in the POW camp. We follow Jack's three escape attempts, and his subsequent punishment. And we share his elation when Jack and his fellow prisoners are liberated by American soldiers. Poolton and the other POWs never lost their desire to escape. Throughout the ordeal, Jack dreamed of one day celebrating the end of the war and an allied victory. He eventually celebrated V-E Day in England. (This) is an extraordinary co n t r i b u t ion to Canadian military history. Poolton's honest prose reveals the emotions of a man devoted to King and country, and determined to survive at all costs. The gripping account brings the reader to a new understanding about soldiers, p ri so ne rs , an d war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on edge of last page, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WARRIOR NATION:  NEW ZEALANDERS AT THE FRONT, 1900-2000., Thomson, John.
7 Thomson, John. WARRIOR NATION: NEW ZEALANDERS AT THE FRONT, 1900-2000.
Hazard, Christchurch, 2000. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 1877161896 B&w photographs, maps. "This is the story of heroes- of soldiers, sailors and airmen who left New Zealnd to do battle as front-line warriors. It is the story of New Zealan d's rich record of loyalty, courage and sacrifice that built the confidence of a young nation. John Thomson's gripping account covers a century of conflict, from the guerrilla warfare in South Africa to the bloody disasters at Gallipoli, Pa s s c h e n d a ele, Crete and Cassino, victories in the air over Europe and success in North Africa, Asia and the Pacific. In the first fifty years of the century New Zealand servicemen fought three times in foreign lands in response to calls from B ri ta in . I n th e second fifty years young New Zealanders served as peacekeepers in trouble-spots around the world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WE SPEAK FROM THE AIR:  BROADCASTS BY THE R.A.F., Various.
8 Various. WE SPEAK FROM THE AIR: BROADCASTS BY THE R.A.F.
His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1942. 
72 pp, 7 7/16" H, soft cover with yapped edges. "Men of the R.A.F. (including Australians, Canadians, and New Zealanders) describe their own experiences in their own words. These accounts of operations over Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Brita in, Norway, Italy, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Atlantic give us the human stories behind the official communiques, and show us the great range and effectiveness of our Air Power. The narratives are selected from over 280 br o a d c a s t s , given anonymously by the R.A.F. and W.A.A.F. during 1941." Interior - a few tiny foxing marks on inside of rear cover, tape on inside bottom edge of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - li gh t to m od er at e edge wear, tiny tears and creasing on yapped edges, corner crease on front cover, light soiling on rear cover. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PASSCHENDAELE: THE STORY BEHIND THE TRAGIC VICTORY OF 1917., Warner, Philip.
9 Warner, Philip. PASSCHENDAELE: THE STORY BEHIND THE TRAGIC VICTORY OF 1917.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, (1988), reprint. 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "On 31st July 1917, the small Belgian village of Passchendaele became the focus for one of the most gruelling, bloody and bizarre battles of World War I. By 6th November, when Passchendaele village and the ridge was captured, over half a million British, French, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders and Germans had become casualties. Philip Warner...has skilfully brought together all the elements of this horrific campaign and he investigates the issues which had a crucial effect on the course of the battle..." Interior - browning to first and last page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, slight browning to edges of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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